In an innovative partnership The Friends of Erlestoke Prison and The Salisbury Museum are collaborating to raise money for two important projects. We are calling this initiative cARTes postales - art on postcards.
We have approached an amazing array of leading and local artists, writers, actors and musicians, who have generously agreed to create a unique artwork on a postcard. This is an amazing opportunity to purchase a voucher that will be matched randomly to a postcard – a creative lucky dip. You could find yourself the owner of a postcard created by Antony Gormley, Richard Deacon, Sophie Ryder, Paul Kidby, Sir Tony Robinson, to name but a few.
At the end of October 2019, the postcards will be randomly matched to each postcard voucher (using a computer programme). The postcards will be carefully packed and sent out by Royal Mail to their new owners.
This exciting fundraising initiative has mental well-being at its heart. For the prisoners at Erlestoke, there are currently no facilities for outdoor team sports. Fresh air and healthy exercise will improve the mental well-being and fitness of prisoners as part of their rehabilitation. It will also help to prevent reoffending. The Friends of Erlestoke Prison are aiming to raise £500,000 to support rehabilitation projects at HMP Erlestoke, including an all-weather sports pitch.
The Salisbury Museum is an independent charity, which uses its outstanding collections of art, archaeology, costume and social history to encourage learning, inspiration and enjoyment for all. The money raised will support the museum on its journey towards securing a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This project will complete the much needed transformation of our Salisbury history galleries, restore our medieval home and launch a programme of learning and community activities to build and grow our audiences.
Please visit Instagram @cartes_postales_wiltshire to see a selection of the beautiful postcards and all the latest news surrounding the campaign. To make a donation of your choice, please follow this link JUST GIVING
So far, we have shown postcards by:
Richard Deacon, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Sir Tony Robinson, Paul Kidby, Emma Stibbon, Dina Southwell, Liz Graydon, Johannes von Stumm, Sarah Troughton, Sophie Ryder, Alison Cooper